Women’s Book Club & Woman Warrior

We had a wonderful conversation at the women’s book club at Hazelton yesterday, prompted by Maxine Hong Kingston’s _The Woman Warrior_ . The discussion found its way into family, community, gender, hair, music, long-term sentencing, unthinking binaries or opposites, violence in prison, and the history of convict leasing and ongoing exploitative prison labor practices

A few of the women are really interested in reading both _Slavery by Another Name_ by Douglas Blackmon and _Worse than Slavery_ by David Oshinsky, so we will be bringing in a few copies of those next time we meet.

Kingston: “I learned to make my mind large as the universe is large so there is room for paradox.” There is paradox in trying to create liberating educational moments in a locked down space. But these women make it happen over & over.

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  1. I would be happy to send you a couple of copies. What’s the address? vbemis42@gmail.com

    • Appalachian Prison Book Project

      Thank you, Virginia! Our address is Appalachian Prison Book Project; Attn: Hazelton Book Club; P.O. Box 601; Morgantown, WV 26507. Please note that if you are planning on using a shipping method other than USPS, it will not be able to delivered to our PO Box. Let us know if you have any questions.

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